Bob Cesca Show

Interviews From Earth One: “Nancy MacLean”

Bob Cesca
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On this week's episode of The Bob Cesca Show's Interviews From Earth One, we talk with Dr. Nancy MacLean, who you might've seen on Bill Maher earlier this month. She's a professor of history at Duke University and the author of Democracy In Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan For America. Buy the book here. We'll dig into Charles Koch and his subversive, racist plan to undermine the Constitution, and how the entire plot began with the work of a UVA economics professor named James McGill Buchanan. This might be the most important show I've ever done.

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  • Aynwrong

    I’ve been reading Jane Mayer’s Dark Money and it touches on much of what Dr. MacLean talks and writes about. Not the “Liberty Amendments” but the ideology behind this effort and the massive amounts of money and deception being deployed to implement said ideology. It’s genuinely shocking and frightening what the Koch Brothers are close to achieving.

    If there’s a “blue wave” come this November (and I pray it happens) the DNC should bulk buy these two books and make them required reading for every elected Dem in the country, I don’t care if they were elected dog catcher.

    Each book should come with a post-it note. The one for Dark Money should say “This is what we’re up against.” The note on Dr. MacLean’s book should read “This is what happens if we lose.”

  • katanahamon

    Was that you or Meatloaf with the “absolutely!”..?

  • katanahamon

    Yikes..just..yikes. So, what’s the single biggest action we can take..? Get big money out of politics? Truth in broadcasting? Grassroots organizing? I’m just glad I don’t have children. I’m afraid our planet is already doomed.